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America's Next Top Model: Keith, cycle 21, ep 3 (The CW)

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'America’s Next Top Model' recap: Home sweet home

Cycle 21 | Episode 3 | “The Girl Who’s a Player” | Aired Sep 1, 2014

It’s a week of firsts on America’s Next Top Model: Our 14 remaining contestants move into the house, the photo shoot doubles as a behind-the-scenes look at the wet ‘n’ wild main credits, and Tyra Banks awards the cycle’s first “10.” And, as producers brainstorm what they haven’t already done in the previous 20 cycles, the models walk down a shimmering, rainbow-colored runway wearing nothing but Silly String—likely a fashion first.

antm-week3_willAlexis Borges, director of talent agency Next Model Management, joins Miss J for a catwalk critique. Since the models will be stripped down, save for bits of festive foam, he encourages strength and confidence—something Will’s having a hard time mustering. He’s intimidated by his brawnier competitors and says finding confidence has been the hardest part of the competition for him.

Borges and Miss J crown Tyson Beckford look-alike Keith “Mr. Crowd Pleaser” and the challenge winner. His prize? Spending his first night in the house’s “Tyra Suite.”

What’s the “Tyra Suite”? Walls painted brilliant Crayola-yellow, black-and-white furniture, Tyra photos plastered corner-to-corner and stenciled words of model wisdom like, “Beauty is in the smize of the beholder.”

antm-week3_houseAfter all the snuggling happening, I sincerely hope Tyra has got a first-class cleaning crew to take care of her eponymous suite, which will rotate among each week’s winners. Keith and Kari (my favorite reality-show couple not having sex since Kris and Bruce Jenner) share the suite, but she lays down some ground rules: “I’m not messing around with you. I’m not ******* you. But I will cuddle with you.”

Elsewhere, Matthew and Mirjana also spoon, but the fairy tale is shattered mere hours later. First, Mirjana admits she has a boyfriend back home, and then, during a heated, post–photo shoot yelling match, he suggests she stop telling everyone to go home, and she recommends he get the f*** out of the house.

The house also boasts a challenge board with the models’ recent scores. Adam remains upbeat about hitting bottom—crying won’t help, might as well play beer pong!—but Ivy freaks out, unable to enjoy her first night in the house.


Tyra vocab lesson: Boys have ab muscles called “Boom Boom Boom.” Girls have stomachs that can be all shapes and sizes, called “Boom Boom Wow.”

TYRA MAIL! Tonight’s message reads “H2OMG!” Translation: Photographer Erik Asla, with Yu Tsai returning as creative consultant, will drench the models for this watery black-and-white photo shoot, which will also serve as the show’s opening credits.

Thanks to #ALSIceBucketChallenge, we all know it’s hard not to squint, sputter and stumble around when someone dumps water on your head, but some pull it off better than others.

Raelia looks like a scared puppy, which is explained when she later reveals she nearly drowned as a child. Last week’s winner, Chantelle, bombs. And Will struggles, his self-confidence issues surfacing again.

At the cycle’s first elimination, Tyra reintroduces Kelly Cutrone and Miss J’s hair, which will represent a different age in time each week. (See paragraph one of this article about stretching to change things up. We’re hoping rumors about the Fonz and Cousin Oliver appearing as judges later this cycle are just Internet gossip.)

Refresher on how panel works: Judges’ scores + challenge score + social media feedback = winners and not-winners. Just like last season, all eliminated models will get to keep smizing if social media fans say so.

Panel Highlights:

  • Mirjana calls out Matthew, but he refrains from firing back.
  • The judges suggest Mirjana keep her mouth shut—in photos (or risk looking too sexy).
  • Tyra implies comes right out and says she hears Keith is well-endowed, references his “manaconda”; he earns Tyra’s first (and only) “10” this week.
  • The judges warn Shei she’s looking trashy, not high fashion.
  • Kelly is disappointed in Chantelle, says her photo looks like water torture.
  • Tyra calls Will “a hot mess” on set; Kelly awards him a “5,” the week’s lowest score.

Who’ll sleep soundly in the Tyra Suite? Keith is the big winner this week, and though Will barely squeaks by, Ivy is the first to return to the house and pack her bags.


“There’s something about your face, this intensity, it’s stunning. I don’t see a football player.” —Tyra

Best to Worst, In Order

1. Keith
2. Lenox
3. Mirjana
4. Matthew
5. Denzel
6. Chantelle
7. Ben
8. Romeo
9. Kari
10. Adam
11. Raelia
12. Shei
13. Will
14. Ivy


Though Tyra compared Ivy’s photo to Cheryl Tiegs’ 1979 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover, Miss J says Ivy lacked oompf, and Kelly says she needs to work on confidence.

It’s worth noting that Romeo is batting a thousand in witchcraft (sorry for the sports reference, fashionistas). He cast a hex on two-time competitor Danny, who was sent home last week, and this week he put a spell on Ivy, claiming she was his biggest competition.

Next Week: MAKEOVERS! Plus, we’ll find out who Romeo sets his sorcery sights on next, and the wet world premiere of cycle 21’s main credits.

America’s Next Top Model, rated TV-14, airs Mondays at 9/8C on The CW.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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